OE Regions: 2015 / September

 

The Vanguard of ocean transport

Sep 01, 2015

Heavy transport firm Dockwise performed a market first with the transport of a ship-shaped FPSO, the Armada Intrepid. Elaine Maslin explains. Images from Dockwise. When the Dockwise Vanguard was conceived…

Taking Bravenes steps

Sep 01, 2015

Van Oord has been taking its engineering expertise in the dredging sector and applying it to the oil and gas business – with much success. Elaine Maslin reports on a first in deepwater and a new market. Van Oord’s new rock installation vessel…

Delivering on-time

Sep 01, 2015

Meg Chesshyre speaks with HSM Offshore business development manager Jaco Fleumer about the firm’s current work program and future prospects. A18 Topside for Petrogas Transportation at HSM Yard…

Fast fabrication

Sep 01, 2015

Meg Chesshyre talks to Heerema Fabrication Group CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven about the firm’s latest projects. Cygnus PU sail away. Photos from Heerema Fabrication Group.  Heerema…

More than an FPSO firm

Sep 01, 2015

Global FPSO orders have fallen off a cliff in 2015. But, SBM Offshore is weathering the storm and there’s more to the company than FPSOs, says its Schiedam managing director. Saskia Kunst, Managing Director of SBM Offshore’s Dutch base in Schiedam…

Going for greenfield

Sep 01, 2015

A greenfield platform was a more effective option over brownfield modifications on Shell’s Leman Alpha complex in the North Sea. Elaine Maslin explains how Dutch expertise made it a reality. The Leman AC platform engineering drawing rendering…

Doubling Dutch wind capacity

Sep 01, 2015

The Gemini wind park in the Dutch sector of the North Sea has broken financing and renewables project size records. Elaine Maslin takes a look. An artists’ illustration of the Gemini wind park offshore Netherlands…

True to style

Sep 01, 2015

The 2014-15 oil price collapse has unquestionably severely dented confidence in the global offshore oil and gas industry, with job losses above 150,000 and tendering largely on hold. Sander Vergroesen…

Rising to TCP demands

Sep 01, 2015

Airborne Oil & Gas is taking a staircase approach to introducing new thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) technology to the oil and gas industry, with TCP risers in its sights. Elaine Maslin reports. A 6in TCP flowline…

Multi-tasking

Sep 01, 2015

Collaboration on- and offshore the Netherlands has resulted in a new concept in platform operations and maintenance. Elaine Maslin reports. Wagenborg’s Kroonborg. Photo from Wagenborg. Across the North Sea…

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